Links: Writer, photographer get personal about Paul [Live Music Review]

I’ve been meaning to share this for awhile but had some personal things going on around the time it ran. Still wanted to share it, so here it goes. Paul McCartney was in Tinley Park for two nights. He was awesome. His set was slightly different each night, and some other things happened. Our photographer was there a different night than I, so instead of the standard story, we put together this conversation about our experiences the two different nights. Also included setlists and a sidebar giving some local residents the chance to weigh in. I was really happy with the way Continue reading

Mad Caddies bring punk, reggae to Chicago in fast-slow show [Live Review]

Fat Wreck mainstays stick mostly to classics on Dirty Rice tour Photos and story by Bill Jones   The Mad Caddies Tuesday, May 13, release a new (solid) album called Dirty Rice through Fat Wreck Chords, their home for the better part of two decades. But when the band rolled through Chicago Thursday, May 8, for a show at Concord Music Hall, the only indication that the band released a new album were three songs on a setlist that spanned nearly and hour and a half. And the band warned fans when they were coming, urging them to go grab Continue reading